Lafayette Florist in the Community
What is Petal It Forward?
Lafayette Florist will be hitting the streets of Lafayette on October 23rd, handing out 400 bouquets of flowers to busy commuters to help brighten up their week, as part of the ‘Petal it Forward’ program, in partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF), of which Lafayette Florist is a member. Lafayette Florist is joining dozens of florists across the country in Petal It Forward. This random-acts-of-kindness effort is in response to the positive emotional benefits of giving and receiving flowers.
A survey by SAF illustrates the impact of flowers. The results reveal the many benefits of flowers, including their positive effects on one’s emotions and happiness, and back up previous research studies on flowers conducted by Rutgers, Harvard and Texas A&M. (See www.aboutflowers.com/research more information on the university studies.)
The following are highlights from SAF’s survey results:
- When it comes to happiness, it’s just as good to give flowers as it is to receive: 88 percent of Americans report that giving flowers makes them feel happy, while 80 percent reported that receiving flowers makes them feel happy.
- Just being around flowers improves your mood: 76 percent of Americans agree that having flowers in their home or office improves their mood.
- The best reason to receive flowers is “just because”: Women (92 percent) are more likely to agree with this, but the majority of men (three in four) also share this sentiment.
- Florists to the rescue! Nearly four in 10 Americans indicate florists have helped them in a past or current relationship; most frequently to say “I love you,” or schedule a surprise delivery.